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The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth

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Last Reviewed 02/14/2014

The Great Cholesterol Myth is that cholesterol causes all of your heart problems. My new book uncovers the truth about the high cholesterol hype. Preview today.

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The drug companies have sold the American public a simplified version of cholesterol, that LDL cholesterol is “bad” and HDL cholesterol is “good.” They’ve propagated that message in order to sell more cholesterol medications, but that message is doing more harm than good...

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

Discover the deadly connection between diabetes and heart disease, and how best to prevent and treat both conditions to maintain overall health and well-being.

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Filed Under: Blood Sugar

Why Statins Are Dangerous

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Last Reviewed 04/28/2014

Learn more about the dangers of statin drugs, and why Dr.Sinatra doesn't recommend statin drugs for anyone but men over 50 who have coronary heart disease.

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

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Last Reviewed 06/16/2014

Learn more about the side effects of statin medications, including memory loss, and why Dr. Stephen Sinatra urges extreme caution before taking statin medications. 

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The VAP Test and HDL Cholesterol

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

A high level of HDL—the so-called good cholesterol—is generally associated with protection against heart attack. However, we now know that HDL can be further divided into subtypes HDL1 and HDL2.

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For years, we’ve understood that having high blood levels of HDL cholesterol lowers your risk of developing heart disease. Now, a research publication reports that higher HDL levels are also associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Healthy Cholesterol Is Great, But...

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Last Reviewed 07/14/2014

The field of cardiology is finally realizing that although good cholesterol levels can help deter the biochemical process that creates damage in arterial walls—which in turn leads to plaque, occlusions, and clots—it’s a relatively minor one. In other words, they’ve realized that even though they may find cholesterol at the scene of the crime, it’s not necessarily the perpetrator.

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The Truth About Cholesterol

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Last Reviewed 07/14/2014

Contrary to popular belief, cholesterol is not a villain. Your body needs cholesterol to synthesize certain nutrients and hormones, construct the semi-permeable membranes around each of the 100 trillion cells that make up your body, and facilitate cell communication and memory in the brain.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

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Last Reviewed 03/28/2014

Discover more about the dangers of high Lp(a) cholesterol levels and why they can be a bigger threat to your heart health than high total cholesterol. 

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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

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Last Reviewed 07/14/2014

Statins are potent anti-inflammatory drugs that have been shown to be able to do a phenomenal job of reducing cholesterol levels, while also decreasing the number of deaths from heart attack and stroke.

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Filed Under: Heart Health